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Canon PowerShot G3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 600 reviews of Canon PowerShot G3. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and price are generally positive. The image quality and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the low light performance and focus. Comments are divided on the viewfinder.

usability, performance, image quality, price, portability

focus, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon PowerShot G3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon PowerShot G3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the glare and portability. The performance and image quality also get good opinions, but the focus and flash get negative views.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, glare

flash, focus

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon PowerShot G3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 user reviews of Canon PowerShot G3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the image quality and portability are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but the low light performance and focus get less positive reviews.

usability, performance, price, portability, image quality

focus, low-light

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Canon Powershot G3

 

Canon's G3 announced at Photokina 2002, caused many to believe that Canon had shot too low with its high-end compact digital camera offering. Some nine months later and the camera has already been superseded by a five million pixel version.

Officially cheaper

Lacks the Ixus Compactness; already superceded

Overall the Canon G3 is a very good camera only marred by its size. Image quality was good both up-close and landscape (see deer right). Of course this has now been superseded by the G5, but if you aren't fussed with the option of a longer digital zoom...

Dec, 2003

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Canon PowerShot G3 X: It's all about the zoom

 

The camera's 25x zoom is its only standout feature compared with competitors.

Expert review by (ixbtlabs.com)

Canon PowerShot G3 Review

 

Now let's see how the G2 and G3 perform.

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon PowerShot G3 X: It's all about the zoom

 

The camera's 25x zoom is its only standout feature compared with competitors.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Canon USA Powershot G3 Digital Camera Camera

 

WHAT'S HOT: Having greatly admired its predecessor, the PowerShot G2, we had great expectations for the 4-megapixel PowerShot G3--and in most respects it didn't disappoint us. It takes great shots in nearly all settings, though the 5-megapixel Olympus...

The G3's photo-stitching mode (found on several Canon models)helps you line up several vertical or horizontal shots so you can later combinethem, using included software, into one very tall or very wideimage

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot G3

 

This model represents a modest incremental improvement on an excellent predecessor, the PowerShot G2.

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Canon PowerShot G3 Digital Camera (Canon-8120A001)

 

The PowerShot G3 rates as a minor update of the very good G2, but other cameras have seen more significant improvements. We like the G3's picture quality and sophisticated features, but it still has room to get better.

Jan, 2003

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Canon PowerShot G3 Review

 

The original three megapixel PowerShot G1 was announced at Photokina 2000 (September 2000), just less than a year later (August 2001) they announced the four megapixel PowerShot G2 with a fairly significant range of improvements. A year after that at...

Excellent resolution, one of the best performances of a four megapixel Good metering, good tonal balance which maintains shadow detail Good natural light white balance, strong and balanced colours Control over cameras internal processing algorithms...

Some chromatic aberrations at or around maximum aperture Noise at ISO 100 worse than the competition 'Shallow angle jaggies' visible on resolution chart, although not yet seen in 'every day' shots Viewfinder partially obstructed by lens barrel Control...

Here's my rating of the Canon PowerShot G3: (4 megapixel prosumer)

Dec, 2002

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon Powershot G3

 

Continue on to Page Two Canon Powershot G3 Specifications Camera effective pixels : Approx. 4 million Image sensor : 1/1.8 inch CCD (Total number of pixels: approx. 4.1 million) Lens : 7.2 (W) - 28.8 (T) mm (35mm film equivalent: 35 - 140mm) F 2.0 (W)...

Nov, 2002

Expert review by (steves-digicams.com)

Canon PowerShot G3

 

The PowerShot G3 is an updated version of Canon's extremely popular, four-megapixel Powershot G2 camera. Improvements in the new Powershot G3 begin with its exterior. It has a larger handgrip and the control layout was re-designed for easier access to key

Jul, 2002

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